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Director, Transportation and Logistics

Company: PrimeSource Building Products Inc
Location: Irving
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Delivers on Profit and Loss commitments and related business objectives.
  • Drives operational excellence through benchmarking, best practices adoption, technology, and process transformation, quantification of business constraints, data-driven management, and continuous improvement.
  • Deliver costs savings, elevated customer experiences and strengthening of our relationships with our transportation partners.
  • Build and maintain the overall strategic plan and associated deliverables for the Transportation function, carrier strategy, mode, carrier type, systems / IT requirements, and fuel management.
  • Partner with Legal regarding Transportation law and regulatory requirements, industry trends, technology solutions, and customs brokers.
  • Ensures solid linkages exist between internal functions and partners, including, Planning, Legal, Procurement, Sales, DC Operations, and Finance,
  • Transportation lead for the monthly S&OP process, including guidance on sourcing decisions (freight cost related and lead time), market impacts (capacity), and warehouse implications.
  • Lead risk mitigation strategy for the department that minimize the impact of potential operational disruptions and risk.
  • With Finance Partners leads the development of the annual Transportation budget process, and monthly budget variance analysis, directing the Analyst on modeling and cost reconciliations.
  • Management of multiple cost savings projects - scope definition, planning, documentation / vetting, timeline execution, and leadership of cross functional teams.
  • Manage carrier relationships and performance over a range of key performance indicators, such as on time performance, load acceptance, trailer pool compliance, data compliance, CSA ratings and cost (including localized contracted shuttle providers).
  • Accountable for the Transportation procurement process in accordance with our customer service requirements while concurrently evaluating the impact / recommendation of rates for both delivered and customer pick-up freight.Supplier Management
    • Manage carrier relationships and performance over a range of key performance indicators, such as on time performance, load acceptance, trailer pool compliance, data compliance, CSA ratings and cost (including localized contracted shuttle providers).
    • Accountable for the Transportation procurement process in accordance with our customer service requirements while concurrently evaluating the impact / recommendation of rates for both delivered and customer pick-up freight.Functionally Technology & Tools
      • Leads the ideation process for the design, development, and supports implementation of network modeling activities and results.
      • Corporate owner for the business execution of the Transportation Management System (TMS) including base functionality, continuous improvement development / mods, and freight payment management
      • Accountable for the overall performance and management of TMS functions, including reporting, , organization and system interfaces, carrier set-up (compliance and training), routing guide development, and custom reporting / dashboards, among others.
      • Accountable for the successful design (business requirements) and validation of business required modifications.
      • Ability to quickly learn and use a variety of system tools. Direct experience with SAP and / or other enterprise systems is required.Operational Execution
        • Develop, capture and manage performance metrics to include:
          • Service - On time performance, lead time compliance,
          • Financial - Budget performance:
          • Transportation - (cost per case, % of sales, $$) for transfer, inbound, and customer freight, CPU rate allowance, routing guide compliance, vehicle fill, IM conversion, and fuel
          • Distribution - (cost per case, % of sales, $$) productivity performance, and customer claims / returns
            • Commercial Carrier / warehouse operations performance reviews, quarterly face to face business reviews, semi-annual review of rates and contracts, executing mini-bids and contract revisions as needed.Qualifications
              • Bachelor s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related discipline (Transportation, Warehousing, etc.) and eight plus (8+) years of relevant experience.
              • MBA or advanced degree is a plus
              • Proficient in MS Office Applications (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint)
              • SAP experience preferred
              • Strong supply chain and logistics knowledge and familiarity with general manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution flow and operation
              • Ability to develop new vendor relationships and strength in value-based contracting
              • Strong business acumen and analytical skills
              • Ability to influence members of cross functional teams, strong negotiation skills
              • Self-motivated and results orientedOther Requirements:
                • Ability to solve problems and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
                • Strong analytical and leadership skills
                • Ability to read, utilize and create reports as needed
                • Computer and database skills; Microsoft Office suite
                • MS Project (preferrred)
                • Ability to work well with others in a team setting to deliver high performance results including facilitating meetings and providing training
                • Effective time management skills
                • Detail oriented and organizational skills
                • Travel, as needed (about 25 to 30%), including overnight travelEOE StatementPrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is fully committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information and other non-merit factors. All persons shall be afforded equal employment opportunity at PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its personnel policies, program practices and operations and relationships with employees and applicants, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring and merit promotion. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. promotes programs of affirmative recruitment and employment at all levels of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. subscribes to, and will implement to the full extent, all applicable laws that promote equality of opportunity.PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.

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